UFC has confirmed the booking of Robbie Lawler and Mike Perry for UFC 255 scheduled for 21st November.
It is not clear whether the fight would be on the main card or the prelims. The event will be headlined by two title fights. Deiveson Figuiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt for the UFC Male Flyweight Championship and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia for the UFC Female Flyweight Championship.
Robbie “Ruthless” Lawler (28-15-1NC) is considered as one of the best welterweights of all time. The former Welterweight champion defended his title twice, one of them being a rematch against Rory McDonald at UFC 189. Lawler won the fight via 5th round TKO and the fight is arguably considered as the greatest fight of all time. Check out the highlights of the fight-
However, the wins have been very skimmish for “Ruthless”, losing four fights in a row. The last loss coming against Neil Magny in August, where Magny dominated the whole fight. There have been concerns over whether the 38 year old should hang up his gloves. Some considerable changes will have to be made by the former champ to get back into the win column.
On the other hand, “Platinum” Mike Perry (14-6) comes off a win against Mickey Gall in June. Perry not only made headlines with his performance but also with the fact that there was no one in his corner. Except his girlfriend, with no professional experience of a cornerman.
Since the win, Perry has been in deep waters due to non-negligible actions outside the Octagon. Perry was caught on camera getting into a physical altercation at a restaurant in Texas and yelling racial slurs. Perry apologised for his actions and attended a “30-day anger management course.”
Mike Perry is one of a kind and brings action wherever he goes.
Watch the video to see Perry being Perry-
An interesting matchup ahead
Both the fighters are known for being unpredictable and dangerous inside the Octagon. It will be interesting to see who brings more craziness to the Octagon. Will it be the old dog Lawler searching for a win? Or will it be Perry?
Who you got?